CAT/C/31/D/213/2002
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Annex
DECISION OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE UNDER
ARTICLE 22 OF THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE
AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING
TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT
Thirty-first session
Concerning
Communication No. 213/2002
Submitted by:

Mr. E. J. V. M.

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:

Sweden

Date of complaint:

17 May 2002 (initial submission)

The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the Convention against
Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Meeting on 14 November 2003,
Having concluded its consideration of complaint No. 213/2002, submitted to the
Committee against Torture by Mr. E. J. V. M. under article 22 of the Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Having taken into account all information made available to it by the complainant and the
State party,
Adopts the following:
Decision under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention
1.1
The complainant is E. J. V. M., a Costa Rican citizen, born in 1956, currently residing
clandestinely in Sweden, following the rejection by Sweden on 19 February 2002 of his
application for asylum. He claims that his deportation to Costa Rica would constitute a violation
by Sweden of article 3 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or
Degrading Treatment or Punishment (henceforth referred to as “the Convention”). He is not
represented by counsel.

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